TechTrends 2010–2015: A Content Analysis

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This study is a content analysis of articles published within the journal TechTrends from 2000 to 2015. The study reveals that the publication TechTrends has increased the overall number of peer reviewed original papers over the last 6 years. The author describes the proportion of these original papers per volume and analyzes the content of these papers by author, author-provided key words, EBSCOHost assigned subject words, research method, and number of citations as reported by Google Scholar. The most frequent method of research within the 229 original articles is theoretical research and the most common keywords include learning, technology, and education. Content analysis was found to be the least frequently used research method and there has been only one original paper that has focused on corporate environments and no articles that have concentrated on military training within the 6 year period. The two most frequently sited articles focused on the use of iPads.

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Stauffer, E. TechTrends 2010–2015: A Content Analysis. TechTrends 61, 147–154 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-016-0132-6

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Keywords

  • TechTrends 2010–2015
  • Research trends
  • Content analysis